?The authors have succeeded perfectly in selecting 30 of the most important natural products from the large number of known ones, and in presenting their structure elucidation in an especially attractive form.? ( Angewandte Chemistry, September 2009)
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- Six chapters describe 30 natural products with their isolation and full spectroscopic details: Alkaloids/Aromatic Compounds/Dyestuffs/Carbohydrates/Terpenoids/Miscellaneous
- A background tells stories of the history and culture of each compound and its natural source.
- All chemical isolations are explained as principles of action and given as methods with full descriptions.
- The full set of UV, CD, IR, 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR, COSY, NOESY,
HSQC, HMBC and mass spectra are depicted and discussed in detail.
Taken from the Endorsement by DIETER SEEBACH:
... Thus, this unusual book is a combination of many: a laboratory-course book, a spectroscopy text, a contribution of the history of natural products, of chemistry, and of plant biology, and even a lab book all in one - The book is a scholarly masterpiece, didactically perfect, with beautiful colour pictures and graphic arts. Besides its practical importance for students and young chemical scientists, the book is a pleasure to read and can be used as a reference for the organic and biological chemist, indeed for any person interested in chemistry, life sciences, medicine, sociology, history and belles lettres.